Daily Archives: December 6, 2016

Matteo Renzi has lost his referendum on constitutional reform, plunging the country into political and financial crisis. Patrick Jenkins, the FT’s financial editor, discusses the fallout for the banking sector with Martin Arnold, banking editor, Rachel Sanderson, Milan correspondent, and Davide Serra of investment fund Algebris. Music by Kevin MacLeod


Patrick Jenkins and guests discuss the repercussions of the Italian referendum on the country’s banking sector and the costs for RBS as the UK bank tries to settle old scores with old shareholders. With special guest Davide Serra of investment fund Algebris.


Mexico has invited outside investors into its energy sector after a gap of nearly 80 years. It sold several deep water exploration blocs in the Gulf of Mexico, with China being one of the big winners. Jonathan Wheatley talks to David Sheppard, the FT’s energy markets editor, about the reforms, with clips from an interview they conducted recently with José Antonio Meade, Mexico’s finance minister, and José Antonio González Anaya, chief exec of state oil company Pemex.